Thursday, May 24, 2007

AMICO DELLA COSTA DERRILL KERRICK'S SHARK ADVENTURE



'AMICO DELLA COSTA' DERRILL KERRICK AND HIS WIFE KATHY HAD AN AMAZING ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA. DERRILL IS A RENOWNED GEOLOGY PROFESSOR EMERITUS WHO HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT. HE IS ALSO A SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL AND SAN JOSE STATE GRADUATE. ' THE 'GRAN BLAGGATORE' THOUGHT THAT HIS FELLOW 'BLAGGATORI' MIGHT ENJOY WHAT DERRILL HAD TO SAY.
Carissimi Blaggatori:
We just returned from an amazing four-week trip to South Africa. This included completing my scuba certification (open water), four fantastic days in a safari camp near Kruger National Park (saw a leopard kill an impala!), and (the most awesome of all) watching great white sharks from a submerged cage attached to a boat. We have hundreds of digital pictures and a dynamic DVD of the shark cage experience (made by a professional photographer).
On our South African trip this was a moment (photo above) when I soiled my underwear. I am in the front of the boat and my South African buddy (Russell Sweeney) is in the back...with a spear. Apparently the shark got indigestion from eating the front part of the boat...this saved us. "Amico della Costa" Derrill Kerrick
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LNC: The top photo of Derrill, Kathy and your 'Gran Blaggatore' was taken last year at our initial book signing at the Agnus Dei Christian Book Store in Santa Cruz. Kathy is the good looking one in the center.

17 comments:

loye cochran said...

hanks Ivano..Derril sure looks different up close to Jaws Jr.
ha ha
Loye (roasting in Laughlin,AZ)

LNC: Right Loye: It looks like Derrill is about to lose another 5 lbs. ivn0

Anonymous said...

Clever photo editing job. Almost believable.

Jerry Mungai said...

Wow, what an adventure!


LNC:Jerry: Was that a wow-wow, or a bow- wow. ivn0

bill bartlett said...

Ivan:

If I promise to believe that will you tell me another one?

Regards,

Bill B.

LNC: Well, there was this time when Derrill arm wrestled a young 'Blaggatore' and won.
ivn0

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of 'pattume'.

Pat Polentoni said...

I didn't know that Derrill married such a beautiful movie star. How did that happen??

Anonymous said...

Too bad. The Shark just missed.

carolina cariola said...

O Dio del Cielo: Vorrei volare in braccio di mi bello: Carrie

LNC: Carissima Carolina. Forget it!
The Shark is already spoken for. ivnO

Anonymous said...

How about that!!!!!! Dr. Kerrick was my Professor at Penn State. I always thought he was a bit of a 'whimp". Wonders never cease!!

saratoga sam said...

In the old days I knew Darrell Kerrick quite well. Believe me that's not Darrell Kerrick in the photo. Sam

LNC: Its not??? Quick!!! Somebody tell Kathy. ivn0

Anonymous said...

I think Saratoga Sam is right. I can't remember Derrill having such a big nose.

derrill kerrick said...

To my former Penn State student: I'm glad you perceived me as a "whimp" and not a "wimp".

To Saratoga Sam: the accused impostor is having his DNA tested to compare with that of his "brother?" Jerrill ('The Old Professor).

To Carolina (Carrie) Cariola: Are you referring to me? The Blaggatore?? Or the Shark??? DK

carrie said...

Oh Derrill. Such a silly boy. And you a Doctor and all that. cc

SHELBY THE SHARK said...

NEXT TIME PROFESSOR......THERE WILL BE NO TIME FOR A PHOTO!!!!

Anonymous said...

The heck with Derrill. I want more photos of Kathy

Anonymous said...

I think that shark wants to play Tony Landino, but I'm not sure.....

shelby the shark said...

I never met a Landino that I didn't like. SS